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23rd May '16 6:28:55 AM Gorank
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** Before Asmodeus even landed in the Nine Hells, they were inhabited by the Ancient Baatorians. Hardly anything is known about them, since they appear to be resistant to both scrying and divine magic, and because Asmodeus has done his best to remove record of their existence from existence. They still occasionally manifest as indestructible, shapeless forms that breathe in light and breathe out darkness. Some of them even ''breathe life'' rather than light. Some say the Ancient Baatorians aren't even alive in the same way that both devils and mortals are - they're more some kind of formless primordial entity that can only partially manifest under certain conditions and in certain places. More strangely, the realm of Baator itself seems to be involved in their generation - nupperibo [[note]]the weakest type of devil[[/note] will evolve into an Ancient Baatorian over a very long period of time, which is why more powerful devils destroy nupperibo when they can.

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** Before Asmodeus even landed in the Nine Hells, they were inhabited by the Ancient Baatorians. Hardly anything is known about them, since they appear to be resistant to both scrying and divine magic, and because Asmodeus has done his best to remove record of their existence from existence. They still occasionally manifest as indestructible, shapeless forms that breathe in light and breathe out darkness. Some of them even ''breathe life'' rather than light. Some say the Ancient Baatorians aren't even alive in the same way that both devils and mortals are - they're more some kind of formless primordial entity that can only partially manifest under certain conditions and in certain places. More strangely, the realm of Baator itself seems to be involved in their generation - nupperibo [[note]]the weakest type of devil[[/note] devil[[/note]] will evolve into an Ancient Baatorian over a very long period of time, which is why more powerful devils destroy nupperibo when they can.
20th May '16 5:50:34 AM erforce
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** The sourcebook ''Second Sight'' has a pretty good chapter on building your own abomination, a MisanthropeSupreme or FallenHero to serve as their high priest, and a cult to worship them. The creation example is a being of dissonant sound. (Although one suggested weakness for this being -- music of unity -- seemed uncannily reminiscent of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} 2''.)

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** The sourcebook ''Second Sight'' has a pretty good chapter on building your own abomination, a MisanthropeSupreme or FallenHero to serve as their high priest, and a cult to worship them. The creation example is a being of dissonant sound. (Although one suggested weakness for this being -- music of unity -- seemed uncannily reminiscent of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} 2''.''Film/GhostbustersII''.)
27th Apr '16 3:36:29 PM Theokal3
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*** ''TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest'' allow you to ''play'' as one.
27th Apr '16 3:32:58 PM Theokal3
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* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' has the Cold Ones, entities living at the end of time, who'd like to go back and experience things like heat and movement.

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* ** Fan-made supplements also have a few:
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''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' has the Cold Ones, entities living at the end of time, who'd like to go back and experience things like heat and movement.movement.
*** ''TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers'' has the Deep Ones, faustian bargainers who like to approach [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Oroboroi]] and trade them favors for their organs, which they harvest for unknown purposes, presumably so they can feel emotions from it.
*** ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]], a mindless cosmic force of everything evil in the Universe trying to warp every living being into these.
20th Apr '16 10:45:08 PM McJeff
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** Before Asmodeus even landed in the Nine Hells, they were inhabited by the Ancient Baatorians. Hardly anything is known about them, since they appear to be resistant to both scrying and divine magic, and because Asmodeus has done his best to remove record of their existence from existence. They still occasionally manifest as indestructible, shapeless forms that breathe in light and breathe out darkness. Some of them even ''breathe life'' rather than light. Some say the Ancient Baatorians aren't even alive in the same way that both devils and mortals are - they're more some kind of formless primordial entity that can only partially manifest under certain conditions and in certain places. More strangely, the realm of Baator itself seems to be involved in their generation - nupperibo [[note]]the weakest type of devil[[/note] will evolve into an Ancient Baatorian over a very long period of time, which is why more powerful devils destroy nupperibo when they can.
15th Apr '16 1:50:47 PM narm00
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*** The Neverborn are ''dead'' Primordials that you have to meet face to architecture. Killing them broke the universe and shat the entire Underworld into being. ''Their'' goal is to drag the whole of creation into Oblivion so that they can finally [[DeadedThanDead actually die]].

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*** The Neverborn are ''dead'' Primordials that you have to meet face to architecture. Killing them broke the universe and shat the entire Underworld into being. ''Their'' goal is to drag the whole of creation into Oblivion so that they can finally [[DeadedThanDead [[DeaderThanDead actually die]].


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*** The Baali have strong connections with a group of horrors called the Children of the Outer Dark, believed to have originated either before the universe came into existence or during its birth. Most of the time they're asleep, but should one begin to wake, all sapient minds around it will be driven to ever-greater acts of depravity - and in at least one case where one started waking up, reality warped and twisted around it to the point of breaking. Some of the Baali have taken it upon themselves to keep the Children asleep through the use of sacrifices and atrocities, which soothe the Children in their slumber.
31st Mar '16 9:38:41 PM Razide
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** The Obyrith were the demons who ruled the Abyss before the Tanar'ri; they existed [[TimeAbyss since before the dawn of time]] or at least conventional mortal life, often have incomprehensible biologies, and just glancing at one is enough to induce new phobias or temporary insanity. One of the oldest still extant, [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Pale Night]], horrifies ''reality itself'' to the point where reality hides it behind a series of ripples in existence [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith making her seem like an otherworldly woman hidden behing a series of veils]] and can ''kill'' [[BrownNote if you get a glance]] at [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm her true form]].

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** The Obyrith were the demons who ruled the Abyss before the Tanar'ri; they existed [[TimeAbyss since before the dawn of time]] or at least conventional mortal life, often have incomprehensible biologies, and just glancing at one is enough to induce new phobias or temporary insanity. One of the oldest still extant, [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Pale Night]], horrifies ''reality itself'' to the point where reality hides it behind a series of ripples in existence [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith making her seem like an otherworldly woman hidden behing behind a series of veils]] and can ''kill'' [[BrownNote if you get a glance]] at [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm her true form]].
30th Mar '16 6:25:55 AM Andyroid
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** The more mundane ones, which have been around for some time, have the "Horror" or "Nightmare" creature types. Not all of them fall under this trope, but a fair number do. For example, the [[http://www.wizards.com/mtg/images/tcg/products/alarareborn/oz5ev5t1ru_EN.jpg Nemesis of Reason]]. Many of them either kill creatures simply by being them (in a way reminescent of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202486 Terror]], an old and classic spell for killing creatures), or attack the cards in your hand (representing your thoughts) or deck (representing your memories), which can eventually kill you.
** [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/images/mtgcom/arcana1000/1119_maritlagetoken.jpg Marit Lage]] is an ancient, betentacled SealedEvilInACan. The card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=121155 Dark Depths]] allows you to ''unseal'' her. She's strong enough to kill a player in one hit if you manage to do so.

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** The more mundane ones, which have been around for some time, have the "Horror" or "Nightmare" creature types. Not all of them fall under this trope, but a fair number do. For example, the [[http://www.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/mtg/images/tcg/products/alarareborn/oz5ev5t1ru_EN.jpg com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=188962 Nemesis of Reason]]. Many of them either kill creatures simply by being them (in a way reminescent of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202486 Terror]], an old and classic spell for killing creatures), or attack the cards in your hand (representing your thoughts) or deck (representing your memories), which can eventually kill you.
** [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/images/mtgcom/arcana1000/1119_maritlagetoken.jpg Marit Lage]] is an ancient, betentacled SealedEvilInACan. The card [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=121155 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121155 Dark Depths]] allows you to ''unseal'' her. She's strong enough to kill a player in one hit if you manage to do so.
24th Jan '16 10:21:28 AM narm00
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* ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' has, as one of its 'haunt' scenarios, 'The Stars are Right'. Just guess what survivors are trying to stop and what the traitor is trying to do.

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* ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' has, as one of its 'haunt' scenarios, 'The Stars are Right'. Just guess what the survivors are trying to stop and what the traitor is trying to do.



** ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' gives us the Fomorians, ancient, formless primordials and lords over winter and dark dreams. They were banished to the depths of the Dreaming by the Tuatha de Danaan, but as Winter approaches, they've started to make their way back...

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** ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' gives us the Fomorians, ancient, formless primordials and primordial beings of many forms, lords over winter and dark dreams. They were banished to the depths of the Dreaming by the Tuatha de Danaan, but as Winter approaches, they've started to make their way back...



* The darkness in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' is an unstoppable force that eats planets and turns everything on them into it's dark servants. It is locked out of the Milky Way Galaxy for now, but it still manages to get it's servants in from time to time so they can get it in.
** Also whatever The Caretaker of[[FateWorseThanDeath the death beyond death]] is for Ghosts
** The caretaker is actually implied to be the Darkness itself, and is described as being "a massive field of liquid darkness, made of thousands of mouths and eyes", it presides over an [[EldritchLocation Eldritch Location]] where ghosts go when they die, they feel eternal pain, but can never actually go insane from it.

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* The darkness in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' is an unstoppable force that eats planets and turns everything on them into it's its dark servants. It is locked out of the Milky Way Galaxy for now, but it still manages to get it's its servants in from time to time so they can get it in.
** Also whatever The Caretaker of[[FateWorseThanDeath of [[FateWorseThanDeath the death beyond death]] is for Ghosts
ghosts.
** The caretaker is actually implied to be the Darkness itself, and is described as being "a massive field of liquid darkness, made of thousands of mouths and eyes", it eyes". It presides over an [[EldritchLocation Eldritch Location]] where ghosts go when they die, die; they feel eternal pain, but can never actually go insane from it.
15th Jan '16 5:45:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* While [[HumansAreCthulhu our nature]] in ''{{Kult}}'' allows us to kick most super beings with ease once awakened, the Forgotten Gods are different stories. These beings represent principles incomprehensible to humanity and are powerful enough that they do not even care about the plans of the [[{{God}} Demiurge]] or [[{{Satan}} Astaroth]].
* ''MagicTheGathering'' has several kinds of those:

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* While [[HumansAreCthulhu our nature]] in ''{{Kult}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Kult}}'' allows us to kick most super beings with ease once awakened, the Forgotten Gods are different stories. These beings represent principles incomprehensible to humanity and are powerful enough that they do not even care about the plans of the [[{{God}} Demiurge]] or [[{{Satan}} Astaroth]].
* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has several kinds of those:



* The Lords of Cthul from ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' are the Cthulhu-esque, Godzilla-sized avatars of powerful extradimensional monsters... who get [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bodyslammed]] regularly.
* In the TabletopGame ''MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'', one of the types of monsters used in its dark and twisted take on {{Mons}} are Eldritch Abominations. The non-statted sample monster Dewdrop is an Eldritch Abomination take on a unicorn, while one of the statted sample monsters is a Lovecraftian monstrosity merged with a teddy bear named [[ShoutOut Yog-So`Soft]]. Both these and the more "normal" monsters tend to cause bouts of panic and madness in people who see them as well, further adding to it. There are also a few non-{{Mon}} antagonists that are also abominations.
* Well, though the RPG of {{Mortasheen}} isn't out yet, there are three creatures in the setting so powerful they might as well be these. Called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroyers]], these unfathomably powerful weapons are as follows.

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* The Lords of Cthul from ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' are the Cthulhu-esque, Godzilla-sized avatars of powerful extradimensional monsters... who get [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bodyslammed]] regularly.
* In the TabletopGame ''MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'', ''TabletopGame/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'', one of the types of monsters used in its dark and twisted take on {{Mons}} are Eldritch Abominations. The non-statted sample monster Dewdrop is an Eldritch Abomination take on a unicorn, while one of the statted sample monsters is a Lovecraftian monstrosity merged with a teddy bear named [[ShoutOut Yog-So`Soft]]. Both these and the more "normal" monsters tend to cause bouts of panic and madness in people who see them as well, further adding to it. There are also a few non-{{Mon}} antagonists that are also abominations.
* Well, though the RPG of {{Mortasheen}} TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} isn't out yet, there are three creatures in the setting so powerful they might as well be these. Called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroyers]], these unfathomably powerful weapons are as follows.
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